adjustmentdisordertherapy
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

transition and change

you can learn to adjust

Life changes, even positive ones, can be difficult to get used to. Whether you’ve recently graduated, married, divorced, got a new job, welcomed a new baby into the family, experienced the death of a loved one, or moved to a new city, it makes sense to notice yourself struggling with the new routines and attitudes that come along with this change.

You may find that your mood is lower than average, or that you’re stressed more often. Maybe your go-to coping skills just aren’t cutting it and you’re left feeling stuck. This is painful, especially when it is unexpected. You may even find yourself judging your reactions or considering your emotions invalid. Here’s the thing: your pain is real, and your emotions make sense. Change is hard. The good news is that you can learn to adjust.

Together, you and I will work to understand and acknowledge your feelings about this adjustment in a non-judgmental way. Through mindfulness based practices, you will develop the ability to notice your emotions with curiosity and empathy, instead of criticism. We’ll learn coping skills that will allow you to face the new challenges life has handed you. We’ll tweak and enhance the self care strategies you have already identified, and we’ll learn additional techniques that are uniquely suited to buoying you through this period of transition, keeping you feeling confident, healthy, and hopeful.